School paints that are designed for use with children can easily become contaminated with bacteria or mould, this also can lead to a very strong sickening odour.
|Some school paint I found for sale in a shop that was contaminated:|
School Paint is very different to crayons and pencils as “all children’s liquid paint is an alive product” until it dries on your paper. No matter what brand type or colour it will need some care to prolong its workable life.
Just like canned food in the supermarket a preservative is added to a paint formulation to keep the paint in top condition. As this type of paint often contains organic materials that can decay if not stored properly or if stored for a long period of time.
School paints differ from house paint as it is used once for one project but using School Paints we are using the same paint day after day and again and again. Extra care is needed to keep your products in good condition.
Here are some tips to help you store paint safely and keep it usable for as long as possible: